I’ve had a couple conversations about how kids learn math facts recently. I thought I would share how I helped my kids develop math fluency and share some resources you can use to help your child strengthen his or her math fluency. 703 more words

## Tags » Mathematical Thinking

#### How to Help Students Look For & Make Use of Structure: Exploring SMP 7

### Math Practice Standard 7: Look For and Make Use of Structure

## Why Focus on Structure?

While some people may see math as confusing, math is actually quite predictable. 1,221 more words

#### Sharing an idea from Alissa Crans's JMM talk with kids

Yesterday videos of several of the invited JMM talks were published:

228 more wordsThe videos from some of the Invited Addresses at #JMM2018 are posted here: https://t.co/xhoDO0SfXR…

#### Luminous Nonlinearity

Jordan Ellenberg’s book *How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking *was a pleasant part of my winter break. I don’t really care for the title, and it’s somewhat difficult for me to articulate what the book was about. 301 more words

#### Cognitive Conflict

Over the last year I spent a lot of time reading literature and reflecting on my classroom practice, whilst writing my dissertation for my MA (Education). 1,056 more words

#### Resource Demo: Which One Doesn't Belong?

Through the WODB (which one doesn’t belong) website, you can access hundreds thought-provoking puzzles for math teachers and students alike. 21 more words

#### How to Help Students Construct & Critique Arguments: Exploring SMP 3

### Math Practice Standard 3: Construct Viable Arguments and Critique the Reasoning of Others

The third standard for Mathematical Practice emphasizes the importance for students to be able to share their reasoning as they justify their answer and assess the validity of others’ arguments. 1,216 more words